Prograf Uses

How Does It Work?

Transplant rejection occurs when the body's immune system recognizes the transplanted organ as a foreign material and attacks it. As an immunosuppressant medication, Prograf suppresses the immune system, making it less active. As a result, Prograf can help prevent transplant rejection from occurring.

Is It Safe for Children to Take Prograf?

Prograf is approved for the prevention of liver transplant rejection in children. It is not approved for use in children who have received a heart or kidney transplant, as it has not been adequately studied in these children. Children will usually need higher Prograf doses than adults (on a per-pound basis). Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Prograf in children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults can take Prograf. However, they may need to be monitored more closely, as they have a higher risk for developing certain Prograf side effects.

Off-Label Uses for Prograf

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for treating something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Prograf may sometimes be prescribed off-label for the following uses:

Prograf Medication Information

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